DC and Warner Bros. are back at it for bringing hype to the upcoming release of ‘Aquaman‘ with a pile of new stills from the movie including both heroes and villains alike. The last set of stills to be released only had 2 new photos but this time the count has significantly gone up. Early thoughts on the film from critics have been positive with an early viewing of action sequences being compared to both ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Matrix.’ It sounds like DC might have another hit on their hands that could resonate with fans as ‘Wonder Woman’ was able to.

While they all look great, I honestly can’t wait to see this movie in all of its IMAX glory!

This first shot should stand out to anyone who is a fan of the New 52 iteration of ‘Aquaman’ as it gives us our first look at Michael Beach as Jesse Kane who is the father of Black Manta in the comics. The reason this is important is that in the latest take on the character, Arthur Curry is accidentally responsible for Jesse’s death. This event is the tipping point for Black Manta and is what ultimately ends up being his driving force to becoming the fearsome villain that he has been shown to be during that run.

While it isn’t a sure thing that the film will mirror this story arc, as we haven’t seen Beach’s portrayal of the character at all until this point so it doesn’t seem that he’ll have much screen time which an early death could easily explain.

You can check out the rest of the new photos below:

Which of these new photos for ‘Aquaman’ did you enjoy the most? Will you be checking out the movie when it is released this month? If so are you planning for an IMAX or standard showing? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

‘Aquaman’ will be swimming into your local theaters on December 21st, 2018!